2010 Chateau Aydie Madiran. 14.5%

Another wine tried while on my travels in Paris. Red wines from the Madiran region of France is generally made from the grape variety Tannat, known for its firm tannins.

Chateau Aydie Madiran

Deep, broody wine that I would love to cellar for years. Had some beef Bourguignon with this that tamed its tannins.

Violets, plums, cinnamon spiced cherries. Think Christmas mince pie with it’s macerated fruit, citrus peel with a balancing acid profile. Long finish on this mouthfilling wine.

Needs years to settle its chewy tannins.

Loved this.

Approx $20 euro

14th January 2014

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

2 comments

  1. “Chewy tannins” is what I feel when I think of Madiran. Most that I have had are at least 10 years old–I find the young ones almost undrinkable….

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